Wikipedia:Featured pictures

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Featured pictures in Wikipedia

This page highlights the finest images on Wikipedia. The featured picture criteria explain that featured pictures must be freely licensed or in the public domain, must be of a high technical quality, and must add significantly to at least one article on Wikipedia. There are currently 6,167 featured pictures, and they are categorized by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

If you wish to add a specific image to this page, please nominate it on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates.

One featured picture is chosen as the picture of the day. You can include a box displaying the current picture of the day anywhere (e.g., your user page) by adding the text {{pic of the day}} or {{POTD}} where you want the picture to be shown.

Featured pictures from all Wikimedia projects can be browsed by subject or by country on Wikimedia Commons.

Directory of featured pictures


African buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) male with cattle egret.jpgBosc's fringe-toed lizards (Acanthodactylus boskianus asper) love bite.jpgGold Dust Day Gecko closeup hawaii edit 1.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Vincent van Gogh - s0273V1962 - Van Gogh Museum.jpgJan van Eyck - Lucca Madonna - Google Art Project.jpgHasegawa Tohaku - Pine Trees (Shōrin-zu byōbu) - right hand screen.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Minggu Pagi 6.45 (7 February 1954) cover.jpgBergelut dengan asap nan beracun.jpgYamaha Flugelhorn YFH-8310Z.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpgPortugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpgArgentina 1828 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

1375 Atlas Catalan Abraham Cresques.jpgAtomic capture.gifLancashire 1610 Speed Hondius - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Xbox-console.jpgShimano Hyperglide cassette 8-speed CS-HG51 11-32.jpgElectric guide 3×2.5 mm.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Kifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpgCinnamomum verum spices.jpgBuckwheat and products from it 01.jpg
» more ...


Navadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpgMeripilus giganteus (Karst 1882).jpgZierliche Koralle Ramaria gracilis.JPG
» more ...


Bloody Saturday, Shanghai.jpgRIAN archive 543 A battalion commander.jpgKolmen valtakunnan rajapyykki 27.4.1945.png
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Noru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpgKatia, Irma, Jose 2017-09-08 1745Z–1935Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Hollow Horn Bear LCCN 2016858434 (2) (cropped).jpgBillie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947 (William P. Gottlieb 04251).jpgAnsel Adams and camera.jpg
» subpages: artists and writers, business, entertainment, military, political, religious figures, royalty and nobility, science and engineering, sport, traditional dress, others

Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment

Strip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpgYellowing of thorium lenses.jpgLEI0190 188 Leica Standard Chrom Sn. 244297 1937 -38-M39 Front view-5809 hf.jpg
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Mount Stuart House 2018-08-25.jpgNotre-Dame Basilica Interior, Montreal, Canada - Diliff.jpg44444 חדרו של דוד בן גוריון בצריף בשדה בוקר.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Dark purple Trichoglottis (70213s)c.jpgHelleborus orientalis, Zaaddozen zwellen, Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei 01.jpgHelleborus orientalis. Lenteroos 04.JPG
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Saltwater Limpet Diagram-en.svgChicken egg diagram.svgWater drop 001.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Saturn during Equinox.jpgCosmic ‘Winter’ Wonderland.jpgNeptune Full.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


BMW S1000 RR Studio.JPGRUS-2016-Murmansk-Icebreaker Lenin 01.jpgMercedes-Benz W115 220D (1973).jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpgFlagellum base diagram en.svgGephyrocapsa oceanica color.jpg
» subpages: bacteria, protists


Train station with train and coal depot by Gustave Le Gray1.jpg1Mcolors.png
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