RAY Gravell stands naked, silhouetted against an atmospheric light.
It is a picture most of us would never expect to see from the Welsh rugby legend and TV presenter.
But Gravell says he was proud to pose nude in the name of charity.
The 53-year-old joined a host of other Welsh celebrities - including Amanda Protheroe-Thomas - who got naked in aid of Autism Cymru, Wales' national charity for autism.
Gravell said, "I was asked to take part in it and immediately said I would do it - although I didn't realise at first it would mean me taking my clothes off!
"But I took it in my stride and the photographer was great with me. I haven't seen the photograph yet so I'm looking forward to seeing the calendar.
"I was proud to support this charity and take part in something that will benefit people with autism in Wales.
"My embarrassment at being photographed naked is insignificant when you think of the cause and that to me is paramount.
"It was very tasteful and artistic and thoroughly professional, I am humbled to have been asked."
Amanda Protheroe-Thomas, famed for her good looks as well as her presenting skills, says she was 'nervous' and 'a little embarrassed' about taking all her clothes off. But she's delighted with the finished product.
"I took a really good friend along for the shoot to do a bit of hand holding as I was really nervous and didn't sleep at all the night before," she said.
"But I know the photographer really well and he made me feel really comfortable, even though I was naked!"
Amanda, voted the Western Mail's Sexiest Woman in Wales last year, agreed to do the shoot because she believes Autism Cymru provides a vital service.
"I haven't done any shoots for lads' mags because it's not the kind of image I want to project," said the 33-year-old. 'When you're blonde like I am you have to be careful how you come across and you have to look after your image. You really want to be careful of how you're portrayed.
"At the end of the day you've got to put doing something like this in perspective. People who do ordinary jobs don't get asked to do things like this; people doing what I do tend to be asked all the time. The pictures are lovely and really dignified."
Other celebrities who stripped for the calendar include presenter Iolo Williams and sports stars Robert Earnshaw and Jonathan Davies.
The brainchild of support group Friends of Autism Cymru, all photographs are the work of award-winning photographer Huw Talfryn Walters.
Other well-known Welsh faces include BBC weatherman Derek Brockway, Sky News presenter Rhodri Ogwen Williams, this years sexiest Welsh woman Alex Dunn and Miss Wales, Amy Guy.
Even politician Rhodri Glyn Thomas dared to bare all.
Eirlys Eckley, spokeswoman for Friends of Autism Cymru, said "All the funds generated from this venture will make a substantial difference to the wellbeing of children and adults with autism throughout Wales."
The calendar costs £10 plus postage and packing and will be available from a variety of Welsh bookshops throughout Wales and online from tomorrow at www.ebay.co.uk. It will be launched at the Capsule Gallery in
Cardiff tomorrow night. An exhibition of the portraits is at the gallery until November 27.