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 6,207 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


Caligavis chrysops - Lake Parramatta Reserve.jpgHaematopus fuliginosus - Doughboy Head.jpgPitta versicolor - Kembla Heights.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Wright of Derby, The Orrery.jpgVincent van Gogh - s0273V1962 - Van Gogh Museum.jpgJan van Eyck - Lucca Madonna - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

2018 STM Austria Skibob Hochficht GRUBER Sarah-2779.jpgStade Français history - Restoration.jpgTooth and Tail - Desert screenshot.png
» 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

Macro photo of LED matrix.jpgNintendo-Switch-Console-Docked-wJoyConRB.jpgXbox-console.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpgKifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpgCinnamomum verum spices.jpg
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Navadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpgMeripilus giganteus (Karst 1882).jpgZierliche Koralle Ramaria gracilis.JPG
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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal retouched 2.jpgBloody Saturday, Shanghai.jpgRIAN archive 543 A battalion commander.jpg
» 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


Hou Yifan (29762728494) (cropped).jpgJustice K. T. Thomas.jpgMasih Alinejad.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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Girton College, Cambridge, England, 1890s.jpgNaghsh-e rostam, Irán, 2016-09-24, DD 20-24 PAN.jpgFortaleza de Bam, Irán, 2016-09-23, DD 09.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Flooded Albizia Saman (rain tree) in the Mekong.jpgDark purple Trichoglottis (70213s)c.jpgHelleborus orientalis, Zaaddozen zwellen, Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei 01.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.


PIA19048 realistic color Europa mosaic (alt).jpgEagle Nebula from ESO.jpgSTS-129 Atlantis Ready to Fly - edit1.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Silja Serenade in Stockholm.jpgBMW S1000 RR Studio.JPGRUS-2016-Murmansk-Icebreaker Lenin 01.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


Ebola Virus - Electron Micrograph.tiffTrain station with train and coal depot by Gustave Le Gray1.jpg
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