Taxon thumbnails appear as 'processing' on explore page and observations when the photo is sourced from Wikimedia

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URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?locale=en&place_id=6744&preferred_place_id=6744&taxon_id=774752&view=species

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/5977972

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/348190-Comaster-nobilis

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

For the species Comaster nobilis, the thumbnails/photos show as ‘processing’ on both the explore tab and on individual observations, yet on the taxon page there is seemingly no issue

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I saw similar thing with black kite and it seemed like main photo was changed, I wonder if it’s connected.

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I’m still encountering this

I noticed this recently for an image from wikimedia, and this example is too: https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/174562676

Has it happened with iNat observation photos, or only wikimedia?

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hmm good point, I’ll keep an eye out; at this point seems like wikimedia pics only

just found another one, and indeed it’s a wikimedia sourced image
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1283503-Lachnodius-eucalypti

I’ve changed the title to reflect this

I spent some time on our test server trying this out and couldn’t find any obvious pattern. I thought maybe larger photos would cause it, but some smaller photos also got me the “processing…” thumbnail. If anyone want to take a look to see if there’s any consistency, here are photos that ended up with the “processing…” thumbnail:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Male_monarch_butterfly_(Danaus_plexippus),_about_to_take_first_flight.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SuccisaPratensis2.jpg

And ones that didn’t:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ardea_alba_-_Great_Egret,_Mersin_2016-11-19_06-2.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edwards'_botanical_register,_or,_Ornamental_flower-garden_and_shrubbery_(1829-1847)(21171945425).jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crotalus_adamanteus_93862615.jpg