Ducks and chicks and geese better scurry from these cheeky Australian veterinary school students, who stripped off their lab coats, and then some, to pose for a charity calendar.
With a backside here, and a backside there — everywhere a backside! — the Veterinary Student Nude Calendar 2021 sure beats a Farmer’s Almanac in predicting a bountiful 12 months to come.
Money ponied up for the calendars will benefit farmers hard-hit by Australia’s devastating 2019-2020 bushfires.
“We can ship all over the world!” assures the project website, BumsForTheBush.com.
The beautifully photographed calendar features strategically-positioned hats and farm equipment, and highlights the countryside’s spacious skies without revealing too much of the amber waves of groin … er, grain.
Creating the annual nude calendars is a decade-long, charitable tradition at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, according to the project website.
But this year, COVID-19 restrictions made things challenging for the third-year students and crew who participated.
“After careful planning to adhere to the current NSW COVID-19 regulations, the models were split up into small groups under 15 people that stayed separate throughout the day,” the website says.
“Masks were used in between shoots and larger group photos seen were taken in small groups and edited together in post.”
The veterinarians-in-training also want the public to know that no animals were harmed in the making of the calendar.
Embarrassed, maybe, but not harmed.
“As veterinary students, animal welfare considerations were at the top of our priority list going into the shoot,” the website promises.
“The animals used are accustomed to human interaction and were involved for the smallest time possible to take the pictures.”
Calendars cost $25 in Australian dollars — roughly $17 in US dollars —and can be pre-ordered by emailing [email protected]
Proceeds will go to Aussie Helpers, a non-profit that aids local farming families.