The <figcaption> element is used to provide a caption to an image.

It is an optional tag and can appear before or after the content within the <figure> tag.

Only one <figcaption> element can be nested within a <figure> tag although the <figure> element itself may contain multiple other elements like <img> or <code>.

The <figcaption> element is used with <figure> element and it can be placed as the first or last child of the <figure> element.

HTML figure tag example

  <img src=“htmlpages/images/tajmahal.jpg” alt=“Taj Mahal”/>
<figcaption>Fig.1.1 – A front view of the great Taj Mahal in Agra.</figcaption>


Taj Mahal
Fig.1.1 – A front view of the great Taj Mahal in Agra.