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 6,433 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[]

Scintillant hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) female in flight 1.jpg Scintillant hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) female in flight 2.jpg Scintillant hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) female in flight 3.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork[]

Muzeum Sułkowskich - Zabytkowy Witraż.jpg Paper cut-out with The Lord's Prayer MET DP372401.jpg Le Jardin de Nébamoun.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle[]

Poster for Le pardon de Ploërmel 1859.jpg Poster for Jules Massenet's La Navarraise with Emma Calvé in the rôle of Anita.jpg BASE Jumping from Sapphire Tower in Istanbul.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[]

Braun&Hogenberg Trier 1572.jpg Carte de Brest - ca 1700 - Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Btv1b8439976x.jpg Turgot map of Paris, general map - 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[]

Field Marshall Keitel signs German surrender terms in Berlin 8 May 1945 - Restoration.jpg 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
» 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[]

20180405 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualification AUT-SRB Kristina Inhof 850 6519.jpg Ronald McNair, Guion Bluford, and Fred Gregory (S79-36529, restoration).jpg Gemini 5 Elliot See water egress training.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[]

Wemyss Bay railway station concourse 2018-08-25 2.jpg Helsinki July 2013-27a.jpg Donner Lake as seen from Donner Pass.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[]

Nadar - "Hermaphrodite" (Seventh Gallica image).jpg CG Heart.gif Cow giving birth, in Laos (step by step).jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space[]

The Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - 20100819.jpg Apollo 11 Launch - GPN-2000-000630.jpg Aldrin Looks Back at Tranquility Base - GPN-2000-001102.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding

Vehicles[]

Daher-Socata TBM 900 Air to Air.jpg Russian Fleet (1892) il. 07 Chesma - Restoration, cropped.jpg Russian Fleet (1892) il. 12 Dvenadsat Apostolov - Restoration, cropped.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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