Wikipedia:Featured pictures

Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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This page highlights the finest images on Wikipedia. The featured picture criteria explains 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 7,149 featured pictures, and they are categorized below by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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One or more featured pictures are chosen as the picture of the day (POTD). You can include a box displaying the current POTD 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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Animals

Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) France.jpg Plains-wanderer female 8173.jpg Espirógrafo (Sabella spallanzanii), Parque natural de la Arrábida, Portugal, 2020-07-23, DD 70.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French - The Grands Boulevards - Google Art Project.jpg Margareta van Eyck.jpg Seated female MET DT867.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

A floral fantasy of animals and birds, India, Mughal.jpg Processional Way, Babylon - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Currency

DAN-13-Danzig-100 Mark (1922).jpg DAN-14-Danzig-500 Mark (1922).jpg DAN-15-Danzig-1000 Mark (1922).jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Malaspina-panorama-no-type.jpg Snow-cholera-map-1.jpg Everest-3D-Map-Type-EN.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Castle Bravo Shrimp Device 002 - restoration1.jpg FC-Twin-Console-Set-H.jpg Brooklyn Glass (32606)a.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Easter breakfast in Serbia (close-up).jpg Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpg Kifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpg
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Fungi

Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPG Hortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpg Hygrocybe miniata - Ferndale Park.jpg
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History

JFK limousine.png Kamal-ud-din Bihzad - Construction of the fort of Kharnaq.jpg An Iconic Photograph of 1990 Nepalese revolution.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Staring Down Hurricane Florence.jpg Boats on Lake Oroville during the 2021 drought.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others

People

Leonhard Euler - edit1.jpg William Utermohlen - 1967 self portrait mixed media on paper.jpg James Abram Garfield, photo portrait seated.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

Sgt. Samuel Smith, African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters.jpg Olympus E-M1 Mark III Zuiko 12-100mm.jpg
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Places

Giechburg Luftaufnahme-20210614-RM-212813.jpg Santa Maria del Popolo September 2015-3.jpg Alcobaça October 2021-1.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca young female cone - Keila.jpg Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) - in shell, shell cracked open, shelled, peeled.jpg Quercus robur acorn - Keila.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

Blairmorite from the Crowsnest Formation.jpg Sphalerite - Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA.jpg Galena - Huallanca, Bologesi, Ancash, Peru.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space

30 Doradus, Tarantula Nebula.jpg PIA19664-MarsInSightLander-Assembly-20150430.jpg A magnificent view of AG Carinae.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding

Vehicles

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - 32156159151.jpg LET L-410NG OK-NGA ILA Berlin 2016 09.jpg F-15EX Eagle II.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpg Flagellum base diagram-en.svg
» subpages: bacteria, protists

Other

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