Wikipedia:Featured pictures

Page semi-protected
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Featured pictures in Wikipedia

This star symbolizes the featured content on Wikipedia.

This page highlights the finest images on Wikipedia. The featured picture criteria explains 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 7,517 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.

Featured content:

Featured picture tools:

Directory of featured pictures


Noctua pronuba caterpillar - Keila.jpg Redhead in Central Park (15503).jpg Clouded apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne) Slivnica.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Rani ki vav - Patan - Gujarat - Wall Decorations.jpg Jan Vermeer van Delft - The Glass of Wine - Google Art Project.jpg Death of Marat by David.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

W.S. Gilbert's burlesque comedy, Engaged.jpg William Brough's A Peculiar Family - Royal Gallery of Illustration.jpg Poster for The Geisha.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


US-00010-One Cent (1974) Aluminum.jpg DAN-13-Danzig-100 Mark (1922).jpg DAN-14-Danzig-500 Mark (1922).jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

1581 Bunting clover leaf map.jpg Phospholipids aqueous solution structures.svg Cenotaph sketch by Lutyens.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Mercury Switch without housing.jpg Dale Creek Bridge Union Pacific Railroad Company by Andrew J Russell.jpg Xbox-360-Pro-wController.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Einmannpackung Typ1 Inhaltsübersicht.jpg Pabda Jhaal - Home- Kolkata - West Bengal.jpg Easter breakfast in Serbia (close-up).jpg
» more ...


Doolhofzwam (Daedalea quercina) 30-11-2022. (d.j.b).jpg Wit oorzwammetje s.l. (Crepidotus variabilis s.l.) 12-01-2022. (d.j.b).jpg Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPG
» more ...


Ruins in Charleston, South Carolina by George N. Barnard - crop.jpg Bandits Roost, 59 and a half Mulberry Street.jpg Artistas protestam contra a Ditadura Militar - Tônia Carreiro, Eva Wilma, Odete Lara, Norma Bengell e Cacilda Becker - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

CA-84 Woodside April 2023 002.jpg מכתש רמון - גלישת עננים (cropped).jpg Port and lighthouse overnight storm with lightning in Port-la-Nouvelle.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Tournenie (HS85-10-21122).jpg Andrew George Scott, alias Captain Moonlite.jpg George N. Barnard by Mathew Brady.jpg
» subpages: artists and writers, business, entertainment, law, military, political, religious figures, royalty and nobility, science and engineering, sport, traditional dress, others

Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment

Sgt. Samuel Smith, African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters.jpg Olympus E-M1 Mark III Zuiko 12-100mm.jpg
» more ...


Catedral, Perugia, Italia, 2022-09-20, DD 42-44 HDR.jpg CH.ZH.Zurich Hotel The-Dolder-Grand 3x2-R 15K.jpg PK Thatta asv2020-02 img08 Shah Jahan Mosque.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Mazafati dates - whole, halved and seed.jpg Lamium purpureum - Tutermaa.jpg Lime - whole and halved.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Atacamite on malachite - Mt Gunson mines, South Australia.jpg Azurite - New Nevada Lode, La Sal, Utah, USA.jpg Pyromorphite - Santa Eufemia, Cordoba, Spain.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Book of the Fixed Stars Auv0333 Orion.jpg Hubble NGC6530.jpg Kitt Peak National Observatory in the Quinlan Mountains, 2023.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


FCAB EMD GT22CU-3 San Pedro - Ascotan.jpg SQM GE 289A Boxcab Carmelita - Reverso.jpg Douglas B-17G-95-DL Flying Fortress ‘VP-X - L - 483872 - X’ “Texas Raiders” (NL7227C) (50657253887).jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Pinnularia major.jpg The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpg
» subpages: bacteria, protists


Ebola Virus - Electron Micrograph.tiff Train station with train and coal depot by Gustave Le Gray1.jpg
» more ...