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Wikipedia:Featured pictures

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 7,010 featured pictures, and they are categorized below 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 at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates.

One or more featured pictures are chosen as the picture of the day (POTD). You can include a box displaying the current POTD anywhere (e.g. your user page) by adding the text {{pic of the day}} or {{POTD}} where you want the picture to be shown.

Featured pictures from all Wikimedia projects can be browsed by subject or by country on Wikimedia Commons.

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Directory of featured pictures


» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

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» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

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» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


» 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

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» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

» subpages: bacteria, protists


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