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 6,882 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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Animals[]

Yellow-throated Miner - Sturt National Park.jpg Haliotis kamtschatkana assimilis 01.JPG 2017, cuba, jardines aggressor, los indios, nassau grouper maw (36883128693).jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork[]

Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowiczowa - Black girl - MP 5531 - National Museum in Warsaw.jpg Kefermarkt Kirche Flügelaltar Verkündigung 02.jpg
+3 others
Carl Blechen - The Interior of the Palm House on the Pfaueninsel Near Potsdam - 1996.388 - Art Institute of Chicago.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle[]

Orson Welles War of the Worlds 1938.jpg Baruch Zvi Ring - Memorial Tablet and Omer Calendar - Google Art Project.jpg Al quartiere latino, bozzetto di Adolf Hohenstein per La Bohème (1896) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON000086 - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Currency[]

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[]

Everest-3D-Map-Type-EN.jpg Survey of Palestine 1942-1958 1-100,000 sheet index georef.png Europe in 1923.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology[]

Bicycle crankset Shimano 105 R7000 (chainring 50-34, length 172.5mm, 11 speed).jpg Harpon Unaaq MHNT ETH AC 198.jpg Neo-Geo-CD-TopLoader-wController-FL.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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Fungi[]

Hortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpg Hygrocybe miniata - Ferndale Park.jpg Nevelzwam (nebularis) tussen afgevallen beukenblad (d.j.b.) 01.jpg
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History[]

צנחנים בכותל המערבי.jpg F.O.C. Darley and Alexander Hay Ritchie - Sherman's March to the Sea.jpg Entrance Hall of Mr Chas. Green's house, Savannah Ga, now occupied as Head Quarters by Gen Sherman.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
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others

People[]

Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Self Portrait - Google Art Project.jpg Buddy Hield.jpg Vernon E. Jordan working on a voter education project.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
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Places[]

Episkopi 01-2017 img06 Kourion.jpg SL Galle Fort asv2020-01 img24.jpg Sankt gilgen 2018 1.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants[]

Kumquat from Spain.jpg Raspberry - whole (Rubus idaeus).jpg Raspberry - halved (Rubus idaeus).jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences[]

20181204 Warming stripes (global, WMO, 1850-2018) - Climate Lab Book (Ed Hawkins).png Roses des Sables Tunisie.jpg Tazieffite - Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia (Color SEM).jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space[]

Apollo 4 liftoff - GPN-2006-000038.jpg NASA spacecraft comparison.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding

Vehicles[]

Line scan photo of nine car BART C1 train in 2017.jpg Cable Car No. 1 and Alcatraz Island.jpg Agence Rol - 23-10-11, Toulon, cuirassé Suffren.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

Other[]

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