Wikipedia:Featured pictures

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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 6,592 featured pictures, and they are categorized by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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Crab spider (Misumena Vatia) with prey silver-spotted skipper (Hesperia comma).jpg 2017.08.06.-04-Kirschgartshaeuser Schlaege Mannheim--Weidenjungfer-Maennchen.jpg African emerald cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus) male.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889.jpg Midvinterblot (Carl Larsson) - Nationalmuseum - edited.jpg P.S. Krøyer, Et møde i Videnskabernes Selskab, 1897, Det Kongelige Danske Videnskaberners Selskab.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Il signor Tambourossini - Delaroche.jpg Camp - Notes on Fashion at the Met - Burberry rainbow cape (73854).jpg Poster 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
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US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpg Portugal 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
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Map of the world by the US Gov as of 2016 no legend.svg Braun&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.png Central hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.JPG Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpg Kifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpg Cinnamomum verum spices.jpg
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Nevelzwam (nebularis) tussen afgevallen beukenblad (d.j.b.) 01.jpg Geastrum triplex - Bola Creek.jpg Gliophorus chromolimoneus - Ferndale Park.jpg
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Abfertigen einer Meldung durch Brieftauben - CH-BAR - 3240471 - restoration.jpg National 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.jpg Noru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpg Katia, Irma, Jose 2017-09-08 1745Z–1935Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Jabez Hughes after Cundall & Howlett - Heroes of the Crimean War - Sergeant John Geary, Thomas Onslow and Lance Corporal Patrick Carthay of the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot.jpg עינת קליש-רותם.jpg Nowruz 2017 in Bisaran, Kurdistan province.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.jpg Strip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpg Yellowing of thorium lenses.jpg
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Catedral de San Juan, Breslavia, Polonia, 2017-12-20, DD 09-11 HDR.jpg St Lawrence Jewry, City of London, UK - Diliff.jpg Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Court 1 Interior, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


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


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


Messier 78.jpg The Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - 20100819.jpg Apollo 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.jpg SMS Arcona NH 65764 - Restoration.jpg Daher-Socata TBM 900 Air to Air.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpg Flagellum base diagram-en.svg Gephyrocapsa oceanica color.jpg
» subpages: bacteria, protists


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