Featured pictures are images that the community has chosen to be highlighted as some of the finest on Commons. This page is a gallery of the various pictures - photographs, computerised graphics, animated media, etc. There are currently 8,590 of such images in the Commons repository which is roughly 0.027% of the available images (31,328,017). You can find all featured pictures in Category:Featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons.
Images may be considered for featured status by being listed at Commons:Featured picture candidates, where the community will reach a consensus. Further instructions and information is given at the page itself. You can also see some of our highly skilled contributors; our photographers and our illustrators, who have contributed to the Featured Pictures of the Commons.
Old candidates for Featured pictures are listed here. There are also chronological lists of featured pictures: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and current month.
For another overview of our finest pictures, take a look at our annual picture of the year election.
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Food and drink
Other lifeforms (Protists and Prokaryotes)
Static non-photographic media