Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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Pez cocodrilo (Papilloculiceps longiceps), parque nacional Ras Muhammad, Egipto, 2022-03-27, DD 71.jpg
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight with transmitter.jpg
Chipmunk with stuffed cheeks in Prospect Park (05980).jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Le Violon d
Gabrielé Castagnola - Love or Duty.jpg
Giambattista Tiepolo - The Banquet of Cleopatra - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Il trovatore by Luigi Morgari.jpg
H. M. Brock - Poster for Iolanthe.jpg
Wilhelm - Costume design for Arac, Gunon, and Scynthius (Princess Ida, 1884).jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


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

Cenotaph sketch by Lutyens.jpg
1922 Index of Great Trigonometrical Survey of India.jpg
Lake Estancia and Lake Willard.png
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Castle Bravo Shrimp Device 002 - restoration1.jpg
Brooklyn Glass (32606)a.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Pabda Jhaal - Home- Kolkata - West Bengal.jpg
Easter breakfast in Serbia (close-up).jpg
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Wit oorzwammetje s.l. (Crepidotus variabilis s.l.) 12-01-2022. (d.j.b).jpg
Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPG
Hortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpg
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Edward Duncan - The Explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri.jpg
Edwin Forbes - The Charge across the Burnside Bridge.jpg
The Burning of the USS Missouri in Gibraltar.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Port and lighthouse overnight storm with lightning in Port-la-Nouvelle.jpg
Tonga Volcano Eruption 2022-01-15 0320Z to 0610Z Himawari-8 visible.gif
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Alfred Waud by Timothy H. O
Marie Curie c. 1920s.jpg
Art Tatum, Vogue Room 1948 (Gottlieb).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
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Rooftop farm at the Essex (65787p).jpg
Marburg asv2022-02 img18 Castle.jpg
Landscape Arch Utah.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Anthyllis vulneraria inflorescence - Niitvälja.jpg
Origanum vulgare inflorescence - Keila.jpg
Coconuts - single and cracked open.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Celestine - Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar.jpg
Acanthite - Imiter mine, Jbel Saghro, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco.jpg
Views of the LHC tunnel sector 3-4, tirage 2.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


NGC 2014, NGC 2020 - HST - Heic2007a.jpg
Ganymede - Perijove 34 Composite.png
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


VR Sr1 3015 Kuopio Drawbridge.jpg
CN 8015, 5690 and 5517 Hinton - Jasper.jpg
USS Johnston (DD-557) underway on 27 October 1943 (NH 63495).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
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