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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 7,128 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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Eastern greenish black-tip (Euchloe penia) underside Macedonia.jpg Madagascar stonechat (Saxicola sibilla) male.jpg Poplar hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) late instar larva.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


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

Processional Way, Babylon - Google Art Project.jpg Khalili Collection Hajj and Arts of Pilgrimage Talismanic shirt.jpg Orson Welles War of the Worlds 1938.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


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


William Utermohlen - 1967 self portrait mixed media on paper.jpg James Abram Garfield, photo portrait seated.jpg Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) and Carl Ferdinand Cori - restoration1.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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De Viron Castle (DSC 2198).jpg Valère et Haut de Cry.jpg Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, Canada.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) - in shell, shell cracked open, shelled, peeled.jpg Quercus robur acorn - Keila.jpg Bistorta officinalis 01.JPG
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


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


Earthrise over Compton crater -LRO full res - edit1.jpg Danube Delta ESA23450088.jpeg Trouvelot - The great comet of 1881 - edit 1.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


LET L-410NG OK-NGA ILA Berlin 2016 09.jpg F-15EX Eagle II.jpg CH.SZ.Stoos Fronalpstock Sequence Rescue-Helicopter REGA 16K 16x9-R.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


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