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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 6,994 featured pictures, and they are categorized below by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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Animals

Plain tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) male underside.jpg Violet-backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster verreauxi) female.jpg Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) male, Beaulieu, Hampshire.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowiczowa - At the seaside - MP 203 - National Museum in Warsaw.jpg The Geography Lesson or "The Black Spot".jpg Cavalier soldier Hals-1624x.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Orson Welles War of the Worlds 1938.jpg Baruch Zvi Ring - Memorial Tablet and Omer Calendar - Google Art Project.jpg Al quartiere latino, bozzetto di Adolf Hohenstein per La Bohème (1896) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON000086 - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Currency

DAN-13-Danzig-100 Mark (1922).jpg DAN-14-Danzig-500 Mark (1922).jpg DAN-15-Danzig-1000 Mark (1922).jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Everest-3D-Map-Type-EN.jpg Survey of Palestine 1942-1958 1-100,000 sheet index georef.png Europe in 1923.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

FC-Twin-Console-Set-H.jpg Brooklyn Glass (32606)a.jpg Bicycle crankset Shimano 105 R7000 (chainring 50-34, length 172.5mm, 11 speed).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

Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPG Hortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpg Hygrocybe miniata - Ferndale Park.jpg
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History

Kamal-ud-din Bihzad - Construction of the fort of Kharnaq.jpg An Iconic Photograph of 1990 Nepalese revolution.jpg צנחנים בכותל המערבי.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Staring Down Hurricane Florence.jpg Boats on Lake Oroville during the 2021 drought.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others

People

Ilan Ramon, NASA photo portrait in orange suit.jpg Timothy Peake, official portrait.jpg Buzz Aldrin.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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Places

Foro Romano Musei Capitolini Roma.jpg Spiti River Kaza Himachal Jun18 D72 7232.jpg Chichester Cathedral Choir, West Sussex, UK - Diliff.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Pinot Grigio-20201027-RM-114053.jpg Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum) fruits.jpg Lemon - whole and split.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

Plasma globe 60th.jpg Diamond (side view).png Pyrite - Huanzala mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi, Ancash, Peru.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space

Sandy Shores of Moreton Bay.jpg CRS-8 (26239020092).jpg South Georgia Island as seen by Sentinel-2.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding

Vehicles

CH.SZ.Stoos Fronalpstock Sequence Rescue-Helicopter REGA 16K 16x9-R.jpg Line scan photo of nine car BART C1 train in 2017.jpg Cable Car No. 1 and Alcatraz Island.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpg Flagellum base diagram-en.svg
» 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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