Wikipedia:Featured pictures

Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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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 6,581 featured pictures, and they are categorized by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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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.

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Directory of featured pictures


Phyllidia elegans (23806633304).jpgTaeniopygia bichenovii 2 - Glen Davis.jpgMelithreptus lunatus.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Midvinterblot (Carl Larsson) - Nationalmuseum - edited.jpgP.S. Krøyer, Et møde i Videnskabernes Selskab, 1897, Det Kongelige Danske Videnskaberners Selskab.jpgEquestrian Portrait of Cornelis (1639–1680) and Michiel Pompe van Meerdervoort (1638–1653) with Their Tutor and Coachman ("Starting for the Hunt") MET DP146442.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Camp - Notes on Fashion at the Met - Burberry rainbow cape (73854).jpgPoster for Quo Vadis (1913 silent film).jpgLa Juive Act 1 set 1835 - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


POL-A2a-Bilet Skarbowy-10 Zlotych (1794 First Issue).jpg
+3 others
US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpgPortugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Heinrich Berann NPS Panorama of Yellowstone without labels.jpg
+3 others
Map of the world by the US Gov as of 2016 no legend.svgBraun&Hogenberg Trier 1572.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Central hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.JPGAtari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpgBanknote portrait pattern (Intaglio print, tactile effect).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
» more ...


Geastrum triplex - Bola Creek.jpgGliophorus chromolimoneus - Ferndale Park.jpgClavulinopsis sulcata - Lane Cove River.jpg
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Abfertigen einer Meldung durch Brieftauben - CH-BAR - 3240471 - restoration.jpgNational Library manuscripts being washed in Florence after the 1966 flood of the Arno - UNESCO - PHOTO 0000001407 0001 - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Iceberg in the Arctic with its underside exposed.jpgNoru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpgKatia, Irma, Jose 2017-09-08 1745Z–1935Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


עינת קליש-רותם.jpgNowruz 2017 in Bisaran, Kurdistan province.jpgDjango Reinhardt (Gottlieb 07301).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

Passiflora caerulea STEREO (R-L) 2019-06-27.jpgStrip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpgYellowing of thorium lenses.jpg
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Kabukicho red gate and colorful neon street signs at night, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.jpgĀlī Qāpū in golden time.jpgPhra Phuttha Chinnarat (II).jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Zinnienblüte Zinnia elegans stack15 20190722-RM-7222254.jpgPolystichum setiferum 'Cristato Pinnulum' (Niervaren). (d.j.b.). 02.jpgFuyu persimmon fruits, one cut open.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Thin section scan crossed polarizers Siilinjärvi R636-105.90.jpgVolume rendered CT scan of a pregnancy of 37 weeks of gestational age (smaller).gifNadar - "Hermaphrodite" (Seventh Gallica image).jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Messier 78.jpgThe Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - 20100819.jpgApollo 11 Launch - GPN-2000-000630.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Senator George P. Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Krieger electric automobile.jpgSMS Arcona NH 65764 - Restoration.jpgDaher-Socata TBM 900 Air to Air.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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