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 6,490 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

Swallow-tailed bee-eater (Merops hirundineus chrysolaimus).jpg Sphinx moth (Adhemarius gannascus).jpg Black darter (Sympetrum danae) male.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Equestrian Portrait of Cornelis (1639–1680) and Michiel Pompe van Meerdervoort (1638–1653) with Their Tutor and Coachman ("Starting for the Hunt") MET DP146442.jpg Muzeum Sułkowskich - Zabytkowy Witraż.jpg Paper cut-out with The Lord's Prayer MET DP372401.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Edison's Greatest Marvel-The Vitascope - Restoration.jpg Programme for the première of Ubu Roi.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

Heinrich Berann NPS Panorama of Yellowstone without labels.jpg
+3 others
Map of the world by the US Gov as of 2016 no legend.svg Braun&Hogenberg Trier 1572.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

Gliophorus chromolimoneus - Ferndale Park.jpg Clavulinopsis sulcata - Lane Cove River.jpg Dehnbare Helmling Mycena epipterygia.jpg
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History

Flèche en feu - Spire on Fire.jpeg Convicts Lunatics and Women! Have No Vote for Parliament, ca. 1907-1918.jpg Field Marshall Keitel signs German surrender terms in Berlin 8 May 1945 - 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

Princess Swaziland 015.jpg Liliuokalani, c. 1891.jpg Seaborg in lab - 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

Passiflora caerulea STEREO (R-L) 2019-06-27.jpg Strip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpg Yellowing of thorium lenses.jpg
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Places

Porters Pass with Big Ben Range, Torlesse Range, New Zealand.jpg Tempio Capitolino Piazza del Foro Brescia.jpg Playa Noordhoek, Sudáfrica, 2018-07-23, DD 126.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Polystichum setiferum 'Cristato Pinnulum' (Niervaren). (d.j.b.). 02.jpg Fuyu persimmon fruits, one cut open.jpg Syzygium fruit.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

Volume rendered CT scan of a pregnancy of 37 weeks of gestational age (smaller).gif Nadar - "Hermaphrodite" (Seventh Gallica image).jpg CG Heart.gif
» 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

Senator George P. Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Krieger electric automobile.jpg SMS Arcona NH 65764 - Restoration.jpg Daher-Socata TBM 900 Air to Air.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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