Wikipedia:Featured pictures

Featured pictures in Wikipedia

This star symbolizes the featured content on 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 6,606 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.

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Red Knot 1 - Boat Harbour.jpgTrimeresurus albolabris, White-lipped pit viper (female) - Kaeng Krachan National Park (27493423545).jpgRhipidura leucophrys - Glen Davis.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Fabritius-vink.jpgChrist's Entry into Brussels in 1889.jpgMidvinterblot (Carl Larsson) - Nationalmuseum - edited.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Il signor Tambourossini - Delaroche.jpgCamp - Notes on Fashion at the Met - Burberry rainbow cape (73854).jpgPoster for Quo Vadis (1913 silent film).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

Ouster OS1-64 lidar point cloud of intersection of Folsom and Dore St, San Francisco.pngCentral hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.JPGAtari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.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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Hygrocybe miniata - Ferndale Park.jpgNevelzwam (nebularis) tussen afgevallen beukenblad (d.j.b.) 01.jpgGeastrum triplex - Bola Creek.jpg
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Jodenster van kledij.jpg
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Abfertigen einer Meldung durch Brieftauben - CH-BAR - 3240471 - 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


Sojourner Truth, 1870 (cropped, restored).jpgJasmin Moghbeli official portrait.jpgDorie Miller.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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Moscow Elektrozavodskaya metro station asv2018-09.jpgBerlin Hufeisensiedlung UAV 04-2017.jpgCatedral de San Juan, Breslavia, Polonia, 2017-12-20, DD 09-11 HDR.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Tagblume Commelina communis stack25 2019-08-05-RM-8050218-PSD.jpgZinnienblüte Zinnia elegans stack15 20190722-RM-7222254.jpgPolystichum setiferum 'Cristato Pinnulum' (Niervaren). (d.j.b.). 02.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 -
» 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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