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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 6,356 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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Thalassarche impavida 2 - SE Tasmania.jpg Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii cristifer) female Andasibe 2.jpg Red-billed streamertail (Trochilus polytmus) female in flight 2.JPG Leptosia nina-Kadavoor-2017-05-04-003.jpg Stargazer snake eel (Brachysomophis cirrocheilos) (14419490013).jpg Oustalet's chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti) male feeding Anja Community Reserve 3e.jpg
+3 others
? subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Maison devant la Sainte-Victoire près de Gardanne, par Paul Cézanne, Indianapolis Museum of Art.jpg Animated phenakistiscope disc - Running rats Fantascope by Thomas Mann Baynes 1833.gif Lolotte and Werther by Eunice Pinney.jpg
? subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Colette and Maurice Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, 1st scene.jpg Colette and Maurice Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, 2nd scene.jpg Comme des Garcons at the Met (62473).jpg
? subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


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

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Carte de Brest - ca 1700 - Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Btv1b8439976x.jpg Turgot map of Paris, general map - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg Turgot map of Paris - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
? subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Banknote portrait pattern (Intaglio print, tactile effect).jpg Exploding E match collage.jpg Macro photo of LED matrix.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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Dehnbare Helmling Mycena epipterygia.jpg Coprinellus micaceus Glimmer-Tintling.jpg Navadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpg
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NZ PM Jacinda Ardern - Kirk HargreavesCCC.jpg Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. In his barracks home at Block 7 - 21 - NARA - 539206 - Restoration.jpg Post-and-Grant-Avenue-Look.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


Mrs. O.H.P. (Alva) Belmont (Cropped).jpg Mae Carol Jemison.jpg Ray Strachey restored.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.jpg Yellowing of thorium lenses.jpg LEI0190 188 Leica Standard Chrom Sn. 244297 1937 -38-M39 Front view-5809 hf.jpg
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Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand.jpg Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano September 2015-1a.jpg Spb 06-2017 img01 Spit of Vasilievsky Island.jpg
? subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Fuyu persimmon fruits, one cut open.jpg Syzygium fruit.jpg Pomegranate Juice (2019).jpg
? subpages: flowers, fruits, others


CG Heart.gif Cow giving birth, in Laos (step by step).jpg Nobel Pierre et Marie Curie 1.jpg
? subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Aldrin Looks Back at Tranquility Base - GPN-2000-001102.jpg Black hole - Messier 87 crop max res.jpg BennuAsteroid.jpg
? subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Silja Serenade in Stockholm.jpg BMW S1000 RR Studio.JPG RUS-2016-Murmansk-Icebreaker Lenin 01.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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