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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 6,139 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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Southern plains grey langur (Semnopithecus dussumieri) female head.jpgPied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis leucomelanurus) female.jpgCommon black-hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii).JPG
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Jan van Eyck - Lucca Madonna - Google Art Project.jpgHasegawa Tohaku - Pine Trees (Shōrin-zu byōbu) - right hand screen.jpgHasegawa Tohaku - Pine Trees (Shōrin-zu byōbu) - left hand screen.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Bergelut dengan asap nan beracun.jpgYamaha Flugelhorn YFH-8310Z.jpgYamaha Clarinet YCL-457II-22.tiff
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpgPortugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpgArgentina 1828 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Atomic capture.gifLancashire 1610 Speed Hondius - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Shimano Hyperglide cassette 8-speed CS-HG51 11-32.jpgElectric guide 3×2.5 mm.jpgPlayStation-Vita-1101-FL.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Kifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpgCinnamomum verum spices.jpgBuckwheat and products from it 01.jpg
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Navadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpgMeripilus giganteus (Karst 1882).jpgZierliche Koralle Ramaria gracilis.JPG
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Photograph of Members of the Mochida Family Awaiting Evacuation - NARA - 537505 - Restoration.jpgThích Quảng Đức self-immolation.jpgJohn Meintz, punished during World War I - NARA - 283633 - restored.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Noru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpgKatia, Irma, Jose 2017-09-08 1745Z–1935Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


20150201 1316 Skispringen Hinzenbach Elena Runggaldier 8340.jpgSaint Côme & Saint Damien Grandes Heures Anne de Bretagne XVIe.jpgErmina Zaenah, three-quarter portrait (c 1960) - restored (without name).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

Strip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpgYellowing of thorium lenses.jpgLEI0190 188 Leica Standard Chrom Sn. 244297 1937 -38-M39 Front view-5809 hf.jpg
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01-พระที่นั่งคูหาคฤหาสน์.jpgAkademie von Athen.jpgLietavský hrad-východná strana.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Helleborus orientalis. Lenteroos 04.JPGMooie bloeiwijze van een Speerdistel (Cirsium vulgare) 03.jpgGaillardia in Aspen (91273).jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Saltwater Limpet Diagram-en.svgChicken egg diagram.svgWater drop 001.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


OSIRIS Mars true color.jpgPIA21465 - North Polar Layers.jpgHR 8799 Orbiting Exoplanets.gif
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


BMW S1000 RR Studio.JPGRUS-2016-Murmansk-Icebreaker Lenin 01.jpgMercedes-Benz W115 220D (1973).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


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