• Fri, Oct 7 2011

Gallery: Rad Female Athletes Strip Down For ESPN ‘Body Issue’

For their third annual Body Issue, ESPN has rounded up some of today’s best athletes and photographed them in the buff.

Lest you think this is a ploy to exploit the ladies, the issue features an equal number of naked dudes, including Blake Griffin, Jose Reyes and Apolo Ohno. All athletes are posed so that none of their genitalia is showing, and the results are lovely. Here are some of the women’s shots:

[all images via ESPN]

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  • OG

    Wow, I’m inspired.

  • ruby

    men please

  • matbo

    This images really feel like a celebration of the body. Good work on the photographer

  • Saanvi

    Performance of these girls are simply amazing. What a flawless photography! http://goo.gl/8zgZX

  • Celia

    EFF YEAH ROLLER DERBY.

    But seriously. These are some absolutely beautiful images.

  • girlygirl

    beauty in its purist form

  • Alexandra

    Great photos, and I’m inspired, but… why did you only show the women?

  • Keegan

    I love and respect ESPN so much more for including a derby girl. As a roller girl, it is great to see our sport recognized! It is really hard and not recognized enough.

  • rita

    unlike some other comenters, I’m so glad to just see the women! the woman body is beautiful, i love it and love looking at photos like there… especially Alicia! maybe its my love for gymnastics but damn! that’s a great photo.