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 6,773 featured pictures, and they are categorized by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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Macracantha arcuata - Curved Spiny Spider (8550192839) by Rushen .jpg Migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) female Belgium.jpg Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) female fulvipes 2.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Ashta-Matrika.jpg Three Brothers jewel Basel.jpg The Skating Minister.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle[]

François-Joseph Bélanger - Set design for Gluck's Alceste.jpg Atelier Nadar - Fly scene from Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers with Jeanne Granier as Eurydice and Eugène Vauthier as Jupiter, 1887 revival, wide-angle shot.jpg Barsana Holi Festival.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


POL-A2a-Bilet Skarbowy-10 Zlotych (1794 First Issue).jpg
+3 others
US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpg Portugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps[]

Survey of Palestine 1942-1958 1-100,000 sheet index georef.png Europe in 1923.jpg USPostRoadMap1804.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology[]

Neo-Geo-CD-TopLoader-wController-FL.jpg Ouster OS1-64 lidar point cloud of intersection of Folsom and Dore St, San Francisco.png Central hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.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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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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Entrance Hall of Mr Chas. Green's house, Savannah Ga, now occupied as Head Quarters by Gen Sherman.jpg Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender, officially ending the Second World War.jpg Bombing of Concordia Vega oil refinery in Ploești by USAAF B-24s, 31 May 1944 — restored.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


Beulah Ream Allen receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.jpg Leland Melvin.jpg Mrs. Constance B. Motley, first woman Senator, 21st Senatorial District, N.Y., raising hand in V sign.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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Schloss Favorite Ludwigsburg 2017 01.jpg Palskopanorama3.jpg Palskopanorama-autumn.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Cephalanthus occidentalis occidentalis1.jpg Underwater slope in Gullmarn fjord 2.jpg Ophrys insectifera - Niitvälja2.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Xiahe mandible.jpg Rhodochrosite on Matrix - Peru.jpg Fluorescence in calcite.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Soyuz TMA-13 Edit.jpg Elephant Trunk.png Apollo 15 flag, rover, LM, Irwin.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Parked boats at Anjarle Creek.jpg Senator George P. Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Krieger electric automobile.jpg SMS Arcona NH 65764 - Restoration.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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