Wikipedia:Featured pictures

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Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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 6,339 featured pictures, and they are categorized by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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Animals[]

Eastern chanting goshawk (Melierax poliopterus).jpg Coucang.jpg Jabirú africano (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), delta del Okavango, Botsuana, 2018-07-31, DD 11.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork[]

Animated phenakistiscope disc - Running rats Fantascope by Thomas Mann Baynes 1833.gif Lolotte and Werther by Eunice Pinney.jpg Paul Cézanne, French - The Large Bathers - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle[]

Comme des Garcons at the Met (62473).jpg Prudent-Louis Leray - Poster for the première of Georges Bizet's Carmen.jpg Lucy Arbell in Massenet's Thérèse.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Currency[]

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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Fungi[]

Dehnbare Helmling Mycena epipterygia.jpg Coprinellus micaceus Glimmer-Tintling.jpg Navadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpg
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History[]

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 Lincoln assassination slide c1900 - 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

People[]

Hughes & Mullins after Cundall & Howlett - Heroes of the Crimean War - Joseph Numa, John Potter, and James Deal of the Coldstream Guards.jpg Christine Nilsson Nadar.jpg Mary Jackson working 2 - Restoration.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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Places[]

Spb 06-2017 img01 Spit of Vasilievsky Island.jpg ET Afar asv2018-01 img48 Dallol.jpg Ruins of the Rudra Mala at Siddhpur, Gujarat, retouched.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants[]

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

Sciences[]

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.

Space[]

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

Vehicles[]

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

Other[]

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